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SIREN SONG. Made to order, and each piece is one-of-a-kind (the one in the photo is SOLD, but I can make you something similar for your special occasion).

Mermaid headdress, LIAISON by Kat Swank. Shells, Coral, Recycled Fisherman Net (from my local beach!), dried starfish & seahorse, swarovski crystals, pearls, abalone and much more.

MERMAID ORIGIN:

Sirens or Mermaids were odd looking creatures who had the features of a bird from the waist down and the body of a woman from the waist up. It is said that the Sirens (there were always 3) were induced by Hera to compete with the Muses in a singing contest and lost. The Muses plucked the Sirens of their feathers and wore them as a trophy. With their feathers plucked the Sirens were no longer able to fly and turned half of their body into a fish tail.

The Sirens sang songs to sea travelers to lure them to their deaths. Their songs were enchanting and would make sailors forget their sense of direction. The sailors would steer straight toward the island and crash into the rocks that surrounded it. The island grew white with bleaching bones, from which the Sirens would make musical instruments...

Poem by Margaret Atwood, 1976

Siren Song

This is the one song everyone
would like to learn: the song
that is irresistible:

the song that forces men
to leap overboard in squadrons
even though they see the beached skulls

the song nobody knows
because anyone who has heard it
is dead, and the others can't remember

Shall I tell you the secret
and if I do, will you get me
out of this bird suit?

I don't enjoy it here
squatting on this island
looking picturesque and mythical

with these two feathery maniacs,
I don't enjoy singing
this trio, fatal and valuable.

I will tell the secret to you,
to you, only to you.
Come closer. This song

is a cry for help: Help me!
Only you, only you can,
you are unique

At last. Alas
it is a boring song
but it works every time.

Copyright Vorpal Images, 2010. Photograph by Kenneth Benjamin Reed Model: Emma Pelett Makeup / Hair / Styling: Alicia Mariah Elfving (of Vorpal Images) Headdress & Accessories: Liaison by KatSwank

Made to order, each one is unique- SIREN SONG. Mermaid headdress, LIAISON by Kat Swank.

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: shells, coral, starfish, seahorse, abalone, silk dupioni, blood, sweat, tears, much more
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 158 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States